This morning I finished off the diagram 1897 van, finishing off with some weathering, firstly with Tamiya acrylics then some weathering powder by Anita Decor which I purchased at Intermodellbau in Germany five years ago. I really ought to make more use of the stuff as you can generate some interesting effects with it, particularly on vans for some reason. Suitably impressed with the finish I then applied it retrospectively to the steel-bodied van, still loitering with intent on the bench and also to a Bachmann LNER type that had been similarly hanging around. This was one of the ‘weathered three pack’ vehicles and therefore a good basis for further work.









Meanwhile, the Jumbo has progressed to the priming stage. Any blemishes and imperfections have now been made visible and therefore easier to rectify.





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Scotsman in exile. Lover of Scotland's railways, land, people and culture. Always got an ear for new and interesting music. Politically of the left and most definitely repelled by the shallow and narcissistic. An unlikely jazz-cat mod rocker with punk tendencies; a bit 1968, a bit 1977 with a distracting overdub of 1958... Most often found outdoors with my four legged buddy!
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9 Responses to Van-tasmagoria!

  1. Tom Foster says:

    Those vans are a thing of pure beauty!

  2. Jamie Wood says:

    Not quite sold on the powders Dave, I think your usual tricks with paint are more convincing.

    • Better in the flesh than on camera Jamie. Candour is welcomed however as always!😊

      • Jamie Wood says:

        Yeah, I suspected it was the digi-camera being a bit oversaturated and over-contrasty (mine does odd things to green colours).

        It was that the ends looked a bit ‘orange’ rather than crud/soot mix that caught my eye.

  3. I can see where you’re coming from with the ends though. Largely an effect of the camera but nevertheless they’ll be getting a little more work to blend them in with the rest of the model.

  4. Iain Mac says:

    Filth. Pure unadulterated absolute filth!
    Well done you.
    One will retire nursing a semi………

  5. Tim Hale says:

    Useful trip to Intermodellbau?

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